Beyonce Formation Hurricane Katrina video
Beyonce Formation Hurricane Katrina video

This Man is Highly Offended By Beyonce's Hurricane Katrina Imagery In "Formation"

One man is not ready to get in "Formation" with Beyonce.

Beyonce’s “Formation” has caused a stir on social media, from proponents of her message lining up to praise the gutsy new black power anthem, to naysayers slamming her Black Panthers-inspired Super Bowl performance. Adding on to Queen Bey’s detractors is one man named Isayaah Parker, who took to Facebook with a response to the singer’s use of Hurricane Katrina imagery in the song’s visuals. Criticizing the use of the New Orleans police car sinking into the water, Parker accused Beyonce of releasing the single to boost Super Bowl ratings

“We see Beyonce having a high-fashion couture shoot on top of a police car that’s supposedly drowning in the waters of Katrina,” he said. “Hurricane Katrina was not a high-fashion couture shoot, Beyonce! Hurricane Katrina was not a situation where a black woman could get up in her full face of makeup and gracefully drown on top of a goddamn police car! Hurricane Katrina happened some ten years ago, and now here you are, some ten years later – a decade later – and having the nerve to brush over that shit for profit.”

Parker also took aim at the masses, who gathered in throngs online to support “Formation” and quote standout lines that include quips about hot sauce and Red Lobster. As the restaurant chain saw a sales hike thanks to the popularity of the song, Parker sent his fury Beyonce’s way for not directing the attention to where it mattered most.

“Guess what’s not trending? Hurricane Katrina, Flint water crisis, Boko Haram, those things are not trending,” he said. “Look at the bigger picture, people. Beyonce’s up there in a high fashion photoshoot, drowning in the waters. Do you think that the women in New Orleans had a full face of makeup and were gracefully descending into the damn water when Hurricane Katrina happened and the government was nowhere to be found to rescue them?”

It should be noted that Parker has not been a fan of Beyonce for quite some time. Watch his take on “Formation” below:

From the Web

More on Vibe

Getty Images

Cardi B Comments On Government Shutdown: "Our Country Is In A Hellhole"

Cardi B wanted to give her two cents on the now-25 day partial government shutdown. The Grammy-nominated rapper got political on her Instagram page, stating that she believes our country is in a "Hellhole" and she feels terribly for those affected.

"It’s been a little bit over three weeks. Trump is now ordering, as in summoning, federal government workers to go back to work without getting paid," she said. Cardi continued by telling people not to drag former President Barack Obama's partial government shutdown into the conversation, as his shutdown was for a better reason than Trump's dream border wall.

"Now, I don't want to hear any of y'all motherf**kas talkin' 'bout, 'Oh, but Obama shut down the government for 17 days,' Yeah, b***h! For healthcare!" she continued. "So your grandma could check her blood pressure and you b****es could go check y'all p***y at the gynecologist with no motherf**kin' problem. This sh*t is really f**kin' serious, bro. This sh*t is crazy. Like, our country is in a hellhole right now. All for a f**kin' wall."

The Invasion of Privacy MC continues by stating that she is "scared" and feels badly for those who aren't able to be compensated for their work.

"Now, I now a lot of y’all don’t care…  b***h I’m scared," she concludes. "This is crazy, and I really feel bad for these people that gotta go to f**kin' work without getting f**kin' paid."

Watch her comments below.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

I know a lot of ya do r watch the news so I’m letting ya know shit getting real .....I ain’t going to say nothing much tho I don’t want mofos to off me.....ANYWAYS TWERK VIDEO OUT NOW

A post shared by CARDIVENOM (@iamcardib) on Jan 16, 2019 at 2:41pm PST

Continue Reading
Getty Images

R. Kelly's Former Manager Will Reportedly Surrender To Georgia Police For Threats Towards Savage Family

James Mason, R. Kelly’s former manager who is being accused of sending terrorizing, threatening text messages to the father of one of Kelly’s accusers, is reportedly surrendering to Georgia authorities.

According to The Blast, Mason will surrender in Henry County, Ga. on Wednesday (Jan. 16) after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest, citing “terroristic threats and acts.” A police report obtained by the site states that Mason told Timothy Savage, the father of Kelly’s alleged cult member Jocelyn Savage, that he was going to “f**king kill” him when he saw him, and that he was going to harm him and his family.

A second manager for Kelly, Don Russell, is also reportedly under investigation for allegedly harassing and threatening the Savage family for participating in the six-part docu-series, Surviving R. Kelly. 

Mr. Savage was reportedly texted by Mr. Russell, who said it would “be best for him and his family if the documentary [Surviving R. Kelly] does not air." During a phone call that was put on speaker, Russell reportedly threatened to reveal information about Mr. Savage if he did not pull out of the doc.

Kelly is under investigation in both Georgia and Illinois, which is reportedly a direct response to the allegations made in the Lifetime docu-series.

Continue Reading
Getty Images

Porn Site Condemns Users After Searches For R. Kelly's Sex Tape Increase

Searches for the infamous sex tape recorded by R. Kelly and featuring a minor has seen an uptick, and a porn site is condemning its users from trying to find it, because child pornography is illegal.

According to The Blast, porn site xHamster reportedly said that searches for the term ‘R. Kelly’ are up 388 percent since the beginning of January. Of course, this coincides with the release of the six-part Lifetime docu-series, Surviving R. Kelly, which chronicles over 20 years of indecent and immoral behavior towards teenage girls and women.

The site noted that they do not have the infamous tape that involves the controversial musician having sex with and urinating on an underage girl, nor will they ever carry it and other videos like it on their site.

“The R. Kelly tape is not on xHamster, nor would we ever allow it to be,” representatives for the site told The Blast. “Regardless of the news or sensation, a tape featuring underaged is both illegal and immoral.” xHamster also says they will be “disabling searches and putting up messages alerting any searches that the content is not acceptable.”

One of the messages on the site says “Please consider that in searching for and viewing such content, you may be re-victimizing a minor who could not consent.”

Continue Reading

Top Stories